Simplest Stool : Saddle Back Style

Submitted by tsibiga on Mon, 06/20/2011 - 09:52

We've been looking for some saddle back stools for quite a while that would fit snug under our kitchen island. I couldn't find any, so I checked Ana-White and found the perfect building plan. I used scraps to build two matching stools and so I altered the plans to fit what I had. Other then the dimensions being different, I also used a 2x12" piece of wood cut down to 9x15" for the stool top.

I've documented the process as best as I could at;…

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$0 I used all scrap wood from a previous project
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
Framing Lumber and a 2x12" Yellow Pine
Finish Used
"Rainwater" Martha Stewart Paint
Recommended Skill Level



Thu, 06/30/2011 - 04:50

I skipped a step that I might redo. I'd recommend taking some wood filler and spreading over the knots and imperfections before painting it. Sand it down, smooth it out, and it'll be Looking flawless.

Stef (not verified)

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 15:02

I've been looking for some stools like this, so I followed your lead and just finished making some. Thanks so much for sharing!


Fri, 07/08/2011 - 17:53

Awesome! I'm so glad you made some. Thanks for sharing. We love our stools and hope you enjoy them as well.

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